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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Aug 12, 2006 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Alternate Theory

well said!

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Aug 12, 2006 12:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: An Alternate Theory

Here's a note of interest, though it may not be new. They sold out 10,000 copies of the Fillmore set and could have sold twice that. Not bad for already recorded product. Most of you didn't catch it, but there was an accidentally leaked link to the DG store before the explosion last fall advertising three nights at Winterland in 1973, packed the same as the Fillmore, complete, and in a limited edition. The boxes were pictured, the set was priced--a bunch of us preordered it only to be told that it didn't exist. That's when the Rhino deal went down. That would have sold out too. The Fillmore was a new marketing approach, as were the download series. Not bad--but Rhino may do it better.

As to the surfing the vault idea--it's years away. Not everything is digitized, and much of it needs polishing and remixing. Year's away. By then, us old timers will be gumming our oatmeal and wearing hearing aids for our tinnitis, and you young'uns will have likely moved on and become lawyers and indian chiefs. So, the strategy will likely be to produce some income now in an "organized" fashion. I would not be surprised to see a massive box release of the the Europe '72 material--notice that went off the archive completely around the same time the Fillmore stuff disappeared. Coincidence? I think not. And, if it comes to pass, I'll take one!